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    While playing particularly High Bitrate 4k video, either in VLC or through plex, the video is stuttering and glitching. I don't know what's causing the bottleneck. The video card is pretty old. A 660Ti. Here are the rest of the specs of the PC. Any suggestions on what I need to upgrade to get smooth playback?

    Also, not sure if related, but the monitor is a 1440p monitor. But it skips when I also stream to a 4k TV.

    Here's the PC specs.


    And a video of it stuttering. Infinity war. 4k. Bitrate 46Mbps

    https://youtu.be/xRtmjT1majI

    Here is my what the video looks like on my 4k TV sent via Plex server at original quality via wired connection.

    https://youtu.be/hgzNoaBWpy8

    I downloaded WMC-HC and it played fine, but with the CPU at 100% usage. This leads me to believe the GPU is passing off the decoding to the software and using the CPU instead of decoding natively. Which I don't think the 660ti natively decodes HEVC (h265).

    So, if I buy a GPU that'll hardware decode HEVC/h265, like a GTX 1070, I should be good, right? If so, the 20xx series needs to come out soon and drop the prices of the 10xx series....

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    My vote is your graphics card. I also run into stuttering issues very occasionally using VLC when streaming my monitor to the TV via Googlecast. It's more like a slight stutter every 40 minutes or so.

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    Yeah your 660 only supports x264, not 265 ( HEVC ).

    the 900 series supports 8bit and 10bit hevc, the 1000 series supports 12bit hevc.

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    Do you guys know if I am running a Plex server on my PC, will it use the GPU to transcode. I'd hate to buy an expensive video card only to fall back on cpu for transcoding (which also doesn't natively support HEVC)

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    Speaking of Plex, as of two days ago I cannot play anything from Plex at work. My home network is fine. rawr.

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    My plex still works, using it now lol.... that said i don't update my plex server unless there is a problem.

    And i don't know if plex will use a GPU or if you can tell it to, i know it kills my cpu and i don't see anything to change it over.

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    I bought a 1060 from Best buy to test. If it doesn't work, I'll return it. If it does work, I'll return it and rebuy when the 20xx series drop later this month or next.

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    I've come to the conclusion that Plex is fucking garbage and I hate it.

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    HardOCP might be the only hardware site out there that has the balls to stand up to nVidia like this. I just hope AMD can finally get back in the video card game at some point; nVidia needs some real competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkanna View Post
    HardOCP might be the only hardware site out there that has the balls to stand up to nVidia like this. I just hope AMD can finally get back in the video card game at some point; nVidia needs some real competition.
    For real. I was so disappointed to sell my Vega 64 but with 1080's tanking in price I had to sell the more valuable card. I too want AMD to step up. Competition is good for all of us.

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    Anyone buy a high-end KVM recently?

    I need to be able to swap between a Mac and PC, with dual monitor support for both. USB for both, along with one of the 2 monitors 34" curved from Acer. In addition the keyboard is a Blackwidow keyboard.

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